How do you clean shearling?

How to clean shearling leather?

Shearling is a durable and precious leather quality that is very suitable for cold winter days. Shearling leather exists on the inside of soft wool and on the outside of leather or suede. Shearling leather is mainly used for the famous' 'lammy coats'. Few coats are warmer than the lammy coat. Shearling leather is a material that breathes and insulates naturally. Goosecraft sticks to the traditional model and at the same time keeps a close eye on new developments. The lammy coats from Goosecraft are always trendy.

Shearling leather is precious. It is therefore important to maintain a shearling or lammy coat well. Always treat a lammy coat before wearing with an impregnation spray. This can be the same spray with which you treat leather jackets or suede shoes. The impregnation spray from Goosecraft is suitable for shearling leather.

  • A shearling coat can get wet, but is not a rain jacket. Treat a lammy coat preventively from rain and dirt every year by spraying the lammy coat with an impregnation spray.
  • If the lammy coat has become wet, let the lammy coat dry on a wide coat hanger. Do not hang the lammy coat near a heater, but let the jacket dry in a ventilated room.
  • Never leave your shearling coat (behind glass) in the sun. The shearling leather can discolour.
  • Never store a shearling coat in plastic or in a full warm wardrobe. Hang a lamycoat occasionally outside the closet so that the leather can air.
  • Do not regularly bring your lammy coat to dry cleaning. The cleaning process can affect leather and colour.
  • You can remove small stains yourself. Use a Suede brush or a piece of tape. Do not rub the leather too hard.
  • Grease stains can be treated with chalk. Chalk absorbs the fat. It is wise to take blackboard chalk in the same colour of your coat. Sprinkle the chalk on the stain, wait a few minutes and brush the chalk gently from the coat. If the stain does not go away, repeat this process a few times.
  • For the long-term and best results, have a shearling item cleaned by a good leather cleaning specialist.